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Poster: picfixer Date: Jul 12, 2010 9:41pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: A personal note

Thanks, and I fully agree. The most dangerous places to be during the war were in the air with the 8th Air Force and on the deck of a merchant ship. I was only six at the time, yet I still have powerful memories of the impact my cousin Walter's loss had on the family. I had wanted to post photos of him and his ship on Memorial Day, but they were mislaid in my messy files. I'll post his photo in this thread as soon as it shows up.

Like many other, my family had strong connections to the Second World War. Another cousin. Mat, lost most of one leg to frostbite during the Battle of the Bulge. My uncle Harold was a USN pilot in the Pacific, 1943-5. Both survived the war. My uncle George, first mate on a seagoing tug out of Boston, became during the early months of 1942, the volunteer civilian skipper of a trawler on u-boat patrol off Cape Cod, to his great disappointment, uneventfully. They all are gone now.